Wow, I think this is one of the best books I've read this year. I laughed, cried, and got really pissed off!
This book changes from past to present, but not too fast. This story is told by Sophie, or Callidora, her birth name. It is the story of her life as she lives with a curse that was put on her family. Stolen by her father at 2 days old, Sophie is hidden away for years from her mother;'s family and society as a whole and also to avoid hurting anyone with the curse. It tells how and why she is kept out of the public eye, and also how she tries to forge friendships along the way.
You know a book is good when you feel and display the same emotions as the characters in the book. There were a few parts that really pissed me off asking myself, "Hasn't this girl been through enough?" It was one of those books that kept me awake until 4am. The only thing negative I have to say about this book is that it could have been more descriptive. I wasn't really seeing the faces or bodies or clothes the characters were wearing. The same with the landscape. I was halfway through the book before I could picture in my mind what this one landscape looked like. But, as I said, that was the only negative throughout the whole book for me. What made me sad was the fact that Sophie doesn't realize how much she is loved.
There are sensitive situations in this book. I don';t want to give this away but, in my opinion, this book would be best suited for ages 18+.